Brooklyn in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 726

  • 1941-01-21 Richie Havens, American folk and blues singer, first performer at Woodstock ("Here Comes the Sun"), born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)

Person of interestNeil Diamond

1941-01-24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter ("Sweet Caroline"; "I'm A Believer"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • 1941-01-31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-13 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1985), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-23 Michael Lynne, American film producer (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-25 Lawrence J. Smith, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Florida (1983-93), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-30 Johnny Farina, American rocker (Santo & Johnny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-05-15 Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; " One"; "Without You"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1941-06-22 Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestBernie Sanders

1941-09-08 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 1941-11-27 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1942-02-09 Carole King, American songwriter, and singer (Tapestry - "You've Got A Friend"; "So Far Away"; "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-03-23 James "Jimmy" Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1942-04-01 Phil Margo, American rock vocalist (Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-04-09 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie; Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)

Person of interestBarbra Streisand

1942-04-24 Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942-05-17 Myles Brand, American sports administrator (4th NCAA President), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 2009)
  • 1942-06-26 Larry "The Mole" Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat-On the Road Again), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-07-01 William Carney, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-07-09 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)

Person of interestRoy DeMeo

1942-09-07 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • 1942-10-07 Joy Behar [Occhiuto], American actress and comedian (The View), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJudith Sheindlin

1942-10-21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin

Person of interestDoris Kearns Goodwin

1943-01-04 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American historian and writer (Team of Rivals, No Ordinary Time), born in Brooklyn, New York

Writer and Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Writer and Historian
Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • 1943-01-30 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-02-14 Bob Murphy Jr, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970 runner-up; 11 Senior PGA Tour titles), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-02-14 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-02-21 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records, Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-03-30 Jay Traynor, American pop singer (Jay and the Americans, 1960-62 - "She Cried"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Person of interestBilly Cunningham

1943-06-03 Billy Cunningham, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, coach (NBA champion player & coach Philadelphia 76ers), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham

Person of interestHenry Hill

1943-06-11 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • 1943-06-27 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-07-05 Curt Blefary [Curtis Le Roy], American baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-09-11 Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-06 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-14 Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-22 Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1943-11-24 Richard Tee, American jazz and session pianist and arranger ("Slip' Slidin' Away"; "In Your Eyes"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1943-12-08 Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
  • 1943-12-09 Kenny Vance, American musician and producer (Jay and the Americans, The Planotones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-12-19 William DeVries, American cardiothoracic surgeon (artificial heart), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-12-22 Paul Wolfowitz, American political scientist & diplomat, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1944-02-01 Tommy Duffy, American musician (Echoes), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-05 Al Kooper [Alan Peter Kuperschmidt], American rock musician, record producer and songwriter (Blood Sweat & Tears, Super Session), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1944-02-24 Sheila Larkin, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-04-24 Tony Visconti, American music producer (Blackstar, Low, "Heroes"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-10-11 Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-11-02 Jeffrey Alan Hoffman, American NASA astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75) and MIT professor, born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestAl Michaels

1944-11-12 Al Michaels, American sportscaster (Miracle on Ice, American Football), born in Brooklyn, New York

Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
  • 1945-03-12 Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, American mobster who testified against John Gotti, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-03-15 Mark J Green, American lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-04-20 Michael Brandon, American actor (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-05-24 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-08-05 Ja'net Dubois, American actress (Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-08-21 Patty McCormack, American actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-09-03 George Biondo, American rock bass player (Steppenwolf), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-11-20 Nanette Workman, American-Canadian singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-11-27 Barbara Anderson, American actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-12-20 Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], American drummer and singer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-01-28 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-03-06 Martin Kove, American actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-03-31 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian and actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-04-07 Robert Metcalfe, American electrical engineer (invented Ethernet, 3Com), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-05-02 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1946-05-04 Richard L. Brodsky, American lawyer and NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983-2010), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-05-29 Robin Johnson, American actress (Times Square: Baby, It's You), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-06-26 Ricky Jay [Richard Potash], American magician and actor (Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1946-07-13 Bob Kauffman, American basketball forward (3-time NBA All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1946-07-28 Douglas H Bosco, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-91), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJanet Yellen

1946-08-13 Janet Yellen, American economist (Chair of US Federal Reserve 2014-18), born in Brooklyn, New York

Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
  • 1946-09-04 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-03-07 Lewis J Stadlen, American stage and screen actor (Minnie's Boys - "Groucho"; Savages; Windy City; Benson), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-04-11 Uli Edel, German film director (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, Germany
  • 1947-04-12 Dan Lauria, American actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-18 Candice Azzara, actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-19 Jerry Hyman, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-05-25 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1947-05-29 Mark Nelson, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-06-22 David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)

Person of interestLarry David

1947-07-02 Larry David, American actor, comedian and screenwriter (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian and Writer Larry David
Comedian and Writer
Larry David
  • 1947-07-10 Arlo Guthrie, American singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-07-18 Ayn Rumen, American actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-09-20 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO (Special Olympics International 2002-07), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-10-03 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)

Person of interestRichard Dreyfuss

1947-10-29 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1947-12-18 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1948-01-22 Gilbert Levine, American orchestral conductor, born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestIna Garten

1948-02-02 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten
  • 1948-03-31 Rhea Perlman, American actress (Zena in Taxi, Carla in Cheers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-06-25 Michael Lembeck, American actor (Max-One Day at a Time), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-08-07 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-09-18 Ken Brett, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1948-10-05 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-11-14 Robert Ginty, American actor (Paper Chase, White Fire), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-02-06 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player & pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-03-03 Richie Cannata, American music producer, multi-instrumentalist and studio owner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-03-21 Eddie Money [Mahoney], American rock singer-songwriter ("Two Tickets To Paradise"; 'Take Me Home Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2019)

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Famous Deaths